Purple sandpipers are extremely faithful in their choise of wintering sites.
In Dorset you can find them every winter at Lyme Regis, Portland Bill and Sandbanks, nowhere else.
So I was delighted to hear that one had returned to my local patch, where I last saw them about 40 years ago!
The abundance of sand-flies had attracted quite a few rock pipits as well.
Here are some more videos of purple sandpipers from Portland Bill.